Work continues to progress across Lewisham town centre as new blocks take shape.
Latest photos taken in recent days show more cladding being applied to a forthcoming cinema being built as part of Lewisham Gateway located between the station and High Street.
With the addition of ever more exterior panels the final appearance of this key site is becoming clear. It’s not subtle on this side with golds and reds.
Upon completion a pedestrian-only route be located through the site.
That will lessen footfall running past bus stops to the west of the sit.
Note the “retail street” below leading to the main road crossing towards the town centre.
This shows where that street’s entrance will be coming from the station:
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Lewisham’s tallest tower is also now approaching completion. This is on the former Tesco car park.
Last month it emerged that the supermarket itself will be demolished and rebuilt as part of a major project.
It’s quite possible blocks tapering down from the new tower will be proposed it stands somewhat alone.
Landsec also plan to rebuild Lewisham shopping centre. They had pencilled in a 2024 start date which now seems a tad ambitious.
The former Citibank tower still shows no sign of conversion to residential usage after a number of plans.
New trains are coming to the DLR to cope with future growth in demand.
A net increase in overall stock will be seen alongside higher frequencies when new trains are running in passenger service.
Southeastern however have seemingly few plans to try to gain new passengers, as the government-run company continues with heavy service cuts.
As for the roads here, they remain a mess of congestion throughout much of the day.
The roundabout has gone, but little else has apparently been achieved to reduce congestion.